Wednesday, July 9, 2008

How do I get off this Merry-Go-Round??


As you can see from the photos we had a fantastic vacation last week at Point Sebago.

This week we are back to the grind. Swimming lessons everyday at 9:30 have gone well and better than I expected. I want to try to enjoy the Summer with the kids and this it forcing me to sit on the beach for an hour instead of letting them loose in the backyard while I clean for half the day.

My house is a mess since we got back. It take some time to catch up on 14 loads of camping laundry. The house will be there when we get home is what I say.

I do have to admit 1 thing- I like the simplicity of camping. We only had what we packed-LOL-which was A LOT. My father in law looked in the door before we left and said " Is there anything you didn't bring?" Well I was thinking I have a 5 year old and a 2 year old and if we don't have it I don't want to be buying it. I admit we over packed a bit but I was working and packing and loading each day before so I forgot what was on the camper already I guess.

Anyway back to my point.... Ever feel like you want to do something but not sure how to go about it or how to find the time to do it??

That is how I feel. I want to simplify my life back to camping. Ultimately I would like to open the door and heave 1/2 the crap in my house( life too) into a giant trash trailer and start fresh.

My week since i got back has been go,go,go and crap keeps hitting the fan and I am finding myself dizzy and unable to concentrate at times.


For example-



  • Saturday - came home from camping, plugged the camper in and headed straight to a graduation party until 8pm when the girls and I left to collapse into bed. (Dad was a tough guy and partied all night)



  • Sunday - Shop for a birthday present and go to 4 stores before I find what I need with 2 whiny kids, wash my king sized comforter at the Laundromat due to pee accident then get to the BD party. On the upside I did get out to hang with my girlfriend B for a few hours after 8.



  • Monday - Swimming lessons at 9:30 Doctor's appointment at 10:30 ( mystery rash on the girls) Grocery shopped and came home to the laundry hell. Made a roast beef dinner as I can really only cook 2 nights a week.



  • Tuesday - Swimming and stayed at the beach until 11ish. Picked up my niece and hung out at home trying to clean a bit. Did nap for 40 minutes as I am back to work tonight. 3:30-midnight work - Pretty sad when your job is a rest from your life



  • Wednesday - Swimming 9:30-Left and decided to check out the Falmouth Street Fair - a nightmare with 2 small children by the way but Lily was a huge help. Came home after dropping the kids to Gramma to find my 65 gallon fish tank had sprung a leak and flooded half of my living room. Had to drain the rest, clean the floor and find foster homes for the few fish we had. Oh and get ready for work by 3:30pm.



  • Thursday - 9:30 swimming, 11:30am-1:30 Clamming class for 5 year olds( I am actually looking forward to this-should be fun.) then off to work a 3:30.


Ok now I know that is alot to read but honestly am I a freaking nut?? I do a lot for my kids but I feel like I am a chicken with my head cut off. I am a multi-tasker but by the end I am exhausted and if something (fish tank explosion) occurs I am in over my head.


SO the big question- How do I get off this f'ing merry-go-round because I am done? Also I think I am actually too busy to rent a dumpster and do the purge anyway.


I also have some calls in for a dog that is off the hook class. If we -more like I- don't get a handle on this dog he will be going to the hot dog factory. Oh did I mention flea bombed the house on Saturday as a flea emergency was called in by my sister as we were driving home from Maine. We wanted to get ahead of any flea problem before the dog came home from the kennel. He was washed and shiny but we needed to wash an 18lb cat and clean the house.That is just another thing to add on- see what I am saying.




2 comments:

Bonnie said...

STOP!!!! you make me dizzy just reading your life! You need a day off...bad. I have some purging to do too, why dont we plan a yard sale and find some poor babysitter to watch the kids while we hustle tourists? AND I'll take your little angels for a couple weekend afternoons for you to put your chicken head back on if you want?

WENDY said...

FISH ARE DOING FINE IN THERE NEW FOSTER HOME.READING THIS BLOG MAKES ME EXHAUSTED!!!SLOW DOWN TAKE SOME TIME FOR YOURSELF.

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